Baptist Heritage - Queensland
(Baptist Historical Society of Queensland)

(est. 1984)




A Biography of the Life and Work of

Rev. Harold George Hackworthy MC MA








Harold Hackworthy was one of those larger than life characters who would have been a success in any profession he chose, but early in his life he sensed and accepted a call to the Christian ministry and not even four years service in the Australian Army during World War I could divert him from that call.

During WWI he quickly rose to the rank of Lieutenant and won the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery and leadership. And in WWII he again served as a part-time RAAF Chaplain to Australian and British servicemen.

He served as a Baptist Minister in NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, the National Capital and in the United Kingdom. A common feature of his pastorates was the close and loving relations he developed with all of his congregations. He particulary encouraged and supported the young men of his churches and a number were drawn into the ministry through his influence.

Hackworthy had a brilliant mind and he wrote widely. This biography has drawn on many of his articles, speeches and sermons, and much of what he said and wrote is considered to be still relevant and helpful to Christians today.

His ministry was significantly enhanced by the support he received from his gracious wife, Alison, who developed a warm and loving relationship with his colleagues and people.



Copies of the book are available $15.00 plus $2.00 postage.

Payment may be made to Bill Hughes, 7 Dalziel St, Nundah, 4012

Phone (07) 3256 8897



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